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2008 Climate Action Team (CAT)

Implementation Working Group (IWG)
Beyond Waste

Scope and Membership

The goal of the Beyond Waste Implementation Working Group is to significantly expand source reduction, reuse, recycling and composting and build on what is best and most successful in the current waste management system by developing an environmentally and economically sustainable implementation plan targeting products and organic materials with the largest GHG reduction potential. This action was identified by CAT/TWG as AW-3.

Final Recommendations

Meetings and Agendas
(all documents are in PDF format)

October 7, 1 pm – 4 pm at the REI Seattle Flagship Store
Meeting Summary
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August 26, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, SeaTac City Hall
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August 6, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, REI Seattle Flagship Store
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July 23 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Fabulich Center, Port of Tacoma Business Center offices
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July 9th, 9 am to 12 pm.  Issacson Classroom at the University of Washington Botanic Garden Center for Urban Horticulture
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June 16, 2008 9:00am to 5:00pm at the SeaTac City Hall
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Additional Documents


  • Co-leads
    • Sego Jackson, Snohomish County
    • Jay Shepard, Department of Ecology
    • Jody Snyder, Pierce County Recycling, Composting and Disposal LLC, dba LRI
  • Team Members
    • Jerry Bartlett, Cedar Grove Compost
    • Dr. Sally Brown, University of Washington
    • Tim Croll, Seattle Public Utilities
    • David Dougherty, Dougherty Group
    • Robyn duPre, ReSources/ReStore
    • Gene Eckhardt, WA UTC
    • Tracy Farrell, City of Shelton
    • Tiffany Hatch, Seattle Goodwill Industries
    • Preston Horne-Brine, Washington State Recycling Association
    • Jim Jensen, Environmental Credit Corp.
    • Ken Johnson, Weyerhaeuser
    • Kevin Kiernan, King County Solid Waste
    • Bart Kale, Nucor Steel
    • John Leber, Swanson Bark and Wood Products
    • Brad Lovaas, Washington Refuse & Recycling Association
    • Chris Martin, CleanScapes
    • Suellen Mele, Washington Citizens for Resource Conservation
    • Russ Menke, Spokane Regional Solid Waste System
    • David Quigg, Grays Harbor Paper
    • Scott Robertson, Yakima Waste Systems (Basin Disposal)
    • Susan Robinson, Waste Management
    • Charlie Scott, Principal, Cascadia Consulting Group
    • Cheryl Smith, CTED
    • David Stitzhal, Northwest Product Stewardship Council
    • Tom Walter, Washington Organics Recycling Council